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    Confirmed via MRI with MD yesterday. I tore my hamstring tendon completely away from where it attaches at the hip. It has probably been hanging by a thread for awhile (always sore), but 3rd rep of deadlift made the final popping sound that motivated me to get the MRI. Surgery to reattach is scheduled for 1 week from this Friday.
    My question is in regards to training. Can I still squat? Since I tore it deadlifting, I'm assuming I should avoid attempting heavy pulls for now. Although I have pulled 225 without any real pain before I knew the diagnosis. (I injured it pulling 3rd rep @ 430).
    Is there any other pre-op training I should be doing? I plan on still benching and pressing 2 to 3 times per week.

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    Just bench and press till then. After he does the repair, tell us exactly how he did it. Ask him to use as much suture as he can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bald Ragnar View Post
    Confirmed via MRI with MD yesterday. I tore my hamstring tendon completely away from where it attaches at the hip. It has probably been hanging by a thread for awhile (always sore), but 3rd rep of deadlift made the final popping sound that motivated me to get the MRI. Surgery to reattach is scheduled for 1 week from this Friday.
    My question is in regards to training. Can I still squat? Since I tore it deadlifting, I'm assuming I should avoid attempting heavy pulls for now. Although I have pulled 225 without any real pain before I knew the diagnosis. (I injured it pulling 3rd rep @ 430).
    Is there any other pre-op training I should be doing? I plan on still benching and pressing 2 to 3 times per week.
    You don't have much time to get much work done before the surgery. If you had more time, I would have highly suggested you hit single leg stuff as hard as you possibly could prior to the surgery. It may or may not lead to any appreciable improvements in your overall ability to return to training after the repair, but, it certainly wouldn't hurt. It I had my way, I'd have them strongly consider using the Arthrex SpeedBridge to do the repair, as I have seen outstanding results clinically with that device. I am currently training two clients that have had hamstring avulsions. One was treated operatively, and one was non-operative......both are doing absolutely fantastic. If you are in the market for someone to help you with rehab, I'd be willing to take you on as a client.

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    Thanks for the reply Will-
    A little background so you know what you might be walking into:
    I've been a member of Testify for about 4 years. Phil was doing my programming before I started getting hurt. I had shoulder surgery 2 years ago, and it's been a slow recovery. (I watched your podcast with Ray. You and I have matching biceps post surgery.) I'm finally getting back to my old #'s on bench, but the press is still pathetic.
    I also have chronic pain in my left quads that I am hoping gets better once the hamstring tendon is repaired. I've popped something in the quad area a couple times in the last 2 years also, but haven't seen an MD for that problem. The quad thing starts to hurt if I squat > 3 plates as my working weight @ 5 X 3. I'm a walking shit show most days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bald Ragnar View Post
    Thanks for the reply Will-
    A little background so you know what you might be walking into:
    I've been a member of Testify for about 4 years. Phil was doing my programming before I started getting hurt. I had shoulder surgery 2 years ago, and it's been a slow recovery. (I watched your podcast with Ray. You and I have matching biceps post surgery.) I'm finally getting back to my old #'s on bench, but the press is still pathetic.
    I also have chronic pain in my left quads that I am hoping gets better once the hamstring tendon is repaired. I've popped something in the quad area a couple times in the last 2 years also, but haven't seen an MD for that problem. The quad thing starts to hurt if I squat > 3 plates as my working weight @ 5 X 3. I'm a walking shit show most days...
    Iíve worked with worse.

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